A Companion to American Indian History / Edition 1

A Companion to American Indian History / Edition 1

by Philip J. Deloria
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405121319

ISBN-13: 9781405121316

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to American Indian History captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field, both American Indian and non-American Indian, bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American

Overview

A Companion to American Indian History captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field, both American Indian and non-American Indian, bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American settlers.

  • Contains 25 original essays by leading experts in Native American history.
  • Covers the breadth of American Indian history, including contacts with settlers, religion, family, economy, law, education, gender issues, and culture.
  • Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.
  • Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121316
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Series, #34
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
876,439
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Introduction 1

1 Historiography 6
Philip J. Deloria

PART ONE: CONTACTS 25

2 First Contacts 27
John E. Kicza

3 Wag the Imperial Dog: Indians and Overseas Empires in North America, 1650–1776 46
Gregory Evans Dowd

4 Health, Disease, and Demography 68
Russell Thornton

PART TWO: NATIVE PRACTICE AND BELIEF 85

5 Native American Systems of Knowledge 87
Clara Sue Kidwell

6 Native American Spirituality: History, Theory, and Reformulation 103
Lee Irwin

7 Indians and Christianity 121
Willard Hughes Rollings

8 Kinship, Family Kindreds, and Community 139
Jay Miller

9 American Indian Warfare: The Cycles of Conflict and the Militarization of Native North America 154
Tom Holm

PART THREE: LANGUAGE, IDENTITY, and EXPRESSION 173

10 Languages: Linguistic Change and the Study of Indian Languages from Colonial Times to the Present 175
Regna Darnell

11 Performative Traditions in American Indian History 193
L. G. Moses

12 Indigenous Art: Creating Value and Sharing Beauty 209
Nancy Parezo

13 Native American Literatures 234
P. Jane Hafen

14 Wanted: More Histories of Indian Identity 248
Alexandra Harmon

PART FOUR: EXCHANGE AND SOCIAL RELATIONS 267

15 Labor and Exchange in American Indian History 269
Patricia Albers

16 The Nature of Conquest: Indians, Americans, and Environmental History 287
Louis S. Warren

17 Gender in Native America 307
Betty Bell

18 Métis, Mestizo, and Mixed-Blood 321
Jennifer Brown and Theresa Schenck

19 Transforming Outsiders: Captivity, Adoption, and Slavery Reconsidered 339
Pauline Turner Strong

20 Translation and Cultural Brokerage 357
Eric Hinderaker

PART FIVE: GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 377

21 Federal and State Policies and American Indians 379
Donald Fixico

22 Native Americans and the United States, Canada, and Mexico 397
R. David Edmunds

23 American Indian Education: by Indians versus for Indians 422
K. Tsianina Lomawaima

24 Indian Law, Sovereignty, and State Law: Native People and the Law 441
Sidney L. Harring

25 Sovereignty 460
Taiaiake Alfred

Bibliography 475

Index 495

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